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‘Kitty cam’ shows cats are killers


August 9th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Scientists at a US university attached cameras to the collars of 60 outdoor cats and were surprised to find that 30 percent among them killed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New species of blind snake found in Brazil


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Scientists in Brazil have discovered a new species of a blind snake that is closely related to salamanders and frogs, it was reported here.The atretochoana eiselti ... Read more...

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New frog species found in New York


March 18th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A new frog species has been discovered amid the skyscrapers and subways of New York, CNN reported.The researchers who discovered the frog say the centre of ... Read more...

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World’s smallest frogs discovered in New Guinea


December 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) World's smallest frogs were discovered in southeast New Guinea by US researchers.The frogs belong to the genus Paedophryne. The length of an adult frog of this ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

100 snakes, 70 tortoises found in German hotel


December 12th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police found 100 snakes, 70 tortoises and 20 frogs in a hotel room in the western German city of Cologne, local media said Sunday.The discovery ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stinking frogs are rich source of antibiotic compounds


December 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The skin of some of the earth's foulest smelling creatures houses a goldmine of anti-bacterial compounds -- a potentially rich source of new drugs that could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

You can’t run out of luck at IITF!


November 19th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese paintings depicting Indian gods, Thai crystals, luck chillies, coin trees, golden frogs and Turkish evil eye -- there's no way you can run out ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shrimps ‘rumble’ to keep predators at bay


September 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) How do shrimps on the ocean floor communicate to keep predators at bay, entice mates and protect their homes?Mantis shrimps make noise, seemingly in individual 'voices', ... Read more...

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Man found with snakes & tortoise in his pants at Miami Airport


August 30th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man tried to board a Brazilian-bound plane from Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises concealed in his pants! Officials of the Transportation Security Administration said ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Frog feet could solve sticky medical problems


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) White's tree frogs have specially adapted self-cleaning feet which could solve some of the sticky medical problems as they could provide a re-useable, effective adhesive."Tree frog ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists find female frogs call out during sex to excite lover


April 30th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered that the female species of the Emei music frog make unique sounds during sex to encourage the performance of their male ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study on frogs and fish sheds light on human hearing


March 20th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Scientists have turned to fish and frogs to better understand the normal inner ear development in humans.Andres Collazo at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, and his team ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offspring of promiscuous frogs have better survival rates


February 20th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, new research says. One of nature's mysteries is why some ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Frogs re-evolved ‘lost’ lower teeth after more than 200mn yrs


February 1st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): New research suggests that frogs re-evolved 'lost' bottom teeth after more than 200 million years.Tree-dwelling Gastrotheca guentheri are the only frogs with teeth on both their upper and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes


January 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): People aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but can learn these fears very quickly during infancy, says a new research.Scientists have studied how infants and toddlers react ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Frogs’ faces give clues to special secret of their evolutionary success


January 14th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) analyse why frogs are the champions of evolution."In terms of numbers frogs are superior to all ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Frogs can ‘pee out foreign objects’


December 8th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has found that frogs can absorb foreign objects present in their bodies and urinate it out."As far as we know, frogs are the only animals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Is Lady GaGa The Present Day Saint Francis Of Assisi?


December 7th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The nude statue of Lady GaGa stands above the BP logo carrying two frogs and two octopuses on each shoulder and a fighting pelican perched above the statue’s head. The US ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brit school serves ostrich, camel, and crocodile for dinner!


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kent, Dec 2 (ANI): Dinners at a British school have taken an exotic turn with unusual dishes, including, frogs' legs, ostrich, crocodile and camel, on its menu.The lunch project at New Line ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rick Grimes Unites With His Family In The Latest Episode Of “The Walking Dead”


November 15th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) "The Walking Dead" fans must be happy to hear the news that the cable network will renew the series for the second season. Last night "The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

“The Walking Dead” Episode 2 Gets Attention


November 8th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American audience were waiting with bated breaths to watch "The Walking Dead" season 1 episode 2 subtitled as "Guts". The Michelle MacLaren directed episode managed ... Read more...

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Texas Christian University (TCU) Post 41-24 Win Over Southern Methodist University (SMU)


September 25th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Dallas, Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Friday night, the overflowing audience at the Gerald J. Ford Stadium of Dallas witnessed the fourth seeded Texas Christian University (TCU) post a 41-24 ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Female tree frogs look for males with longer, more frequent mating calls


August 29th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): The mating call of the male red-eyed tree frog tells the female everything she needs to know, and it's the rate, frequency, and duration of these calls that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antibiotics from frog skin may help fight superbugs


August 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Powerful new antibiotics developed from the skin of frogs could take the fight against superbugs to a higher level. Frog skin is known to have plenty of potent ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India Rugby team wins second tournament in as many weeks


August 16th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indian Rugby seven's team won their second successive title as they triumphed at the Bee's Rugby tournament at Bradford, England. The tournament, held Sunday, included ... Read more...

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Iowa Chef Christopher Turla Fined $335 for Licking Toads on the Job


August 13th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chef Christopher Turla was recently fined three hundred and thirty five dollars after he was video taped kissing and licking toads and even stuffing them in his ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Paris Hilton: ‘I am really a tomboy who likes to hunt for frogs’


July 29th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): High-flying socialite Paris Hilton revealed that she is really a 'tomboy' who loves to play sports and hunt for frogs.The reality TV star insists there is a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Frogs perfected jumping before achieving proficiency at landing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI Frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. according to a new study.Dr. Richard Essner from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US and colleagues believe this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disease wiping out amphibians in Panama before they can be identified


July 20th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): A park in Panama has lost 40 percent of its amphibian species in the past decade, and some wiped out even before being discovered.Biologists discovered 11 new species, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Zoe Saldana says her fiance ‘isn’t her type’


July 12th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Zoe Saldana has confessed that her fiance isn't really the type of guy she would ever date.The 'Avatar' star has been seeing entrepreneur Keith Britton for ten years ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Female toads ‘grow fat’ to thwart unwanted mates!


July 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that female toads can thwart unwanted suitors by simply inflating their bodies.The female toad, when grasped by its unwanted male counterpart, inflates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inflatable Female Toads Are Very Selective About Who They Mate With


July 9th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Female toads are very selective as to which male toad they mate with.When an undesirable male comes unto a female, the female shrugs them off by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Mass Departure Of The Frogs A Precursor To The Earthquake In Greece?


May 31st, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A huge amount of frogs compelled the shutting down of a crucial highway in northern Greece. They constituted a mass exodus while departing ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Is the ‘Flood of frogs’ a warning about an earthquake in Greece?


May 31st, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Thessaloniki, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Millions of frogs have taken over one of Greece's major highways. Police said that they have closed the highway to prevent accidents. Already there have been ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Unusual Movement Of Frogs Lead To Fears Of Earthquake In Greece


May 31st, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Thessaloniki, Greece, May 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On last Wednesday, hoards of frogs were seen flooding one of the busiest highways of Greece. Though apparently many thought that the frogs were ... Read more...

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